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Indian crosses UAE-Saudi border without documents; jailed

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

A UAE-based Indian man has been jailed in for entering the kingdom without proper documents, a media report here said Tuesday.

Haris Poomadath, 28, a native of Kerala, went missing on December 8 from Abu Dhabi, reported.

He was found at a hospital in Ahsa in on Sunday, nearly a month after his disappearance, according to his family members.

Haris was arrested and jailed by the Saudi authorities for entering the country without documents, his cousin was quoted as saying by the report.

It is not clear how he managed to cross the UAE-Saudi border and reached Ahsa.

He was rushed to the hospital after he fell ill. An Indian called up his home in India, Rashid said.

According to the report, Haris, who worked as a with a hotel in Abu Dhabi, was upset over the cancelation of his leave in December.

"The Saudi authorities allowed him to speak to his mother on phone. She was very happy to hear his voice after almost a month of uncertainty about her son's fate," his nephew said.

His family said they reported the matter to the UAE authorities and the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, with whom they had filed complaints about the missing incident.

"We have sought their assistance to get him released and send him back to India," said.

An at the Indian embassy in said the matter has been forwarded to the for further action.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 16:20 IST